If I were to work as a psych nurse and wanted to later get back into the ER, would that negatively impact any chance of getting a job as as ER nurse. I know of two people who did that, and they did okay. I think it would be valuable experience given that many psych patients spend hours, even days, in the ER before being placed in an inpatient facility. I just worry about losing medical skills if I were to go into psych nursing. As a new grad, I'll take what I can get now.